I’m extremely excited (and also a bit nervous!) to be debuting a whole new product in my shop. For quite a while now, I’ve been brainstorming, designing, researching, researching and researching to learn how to create long-lasting wire-bound scrapbooks/journals. This project (and really this entire “Capture the Little Moments” series) came from my own desire to make documenting life easier and something I could keep up with – and I am thrilled that the “Capture the Little Moments” book is finally complete and up for sale!
Valentine’s Day is on its way! I’ve got lots of planning to do… last year I put together a few little loving surprises for the mister just to show him that I do, actually, think about him from time to time!
Friends, I don’t often make resolutions – probably because I know I will just break them. But this year, I have already committed to (without really planning on it being a “resolution”) learning new things. I took a step back from a job that I had been doing for the past 5 years so that I could focus on my Etsy shop and work on creating more of the things I love in 2014. I’m looking to grow my business, and to do that, I have pledged for 2014 to be a year of growth, and more importantly, a year of learning.
And I want you to join me in this quest to learn more and become something bigger and better than we were in 2013!
It’s already time to start thinking about Christmas cards… didn’t we just do this? Because I swear I just sent mine out, like, two months ago. Somehow 2013 has flown by; but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a great year! Every year when I send out my Christmas card, I like to include a little overview of the past year or reveal some exciting news for the coming year. That’s where the inspiration comes from for most of the Christmas cards that I create in my Etsy shop.
Hello, friends! Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving?
I LOVE Thanksgiving. I am a huge fan of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls… ok, food in general. Not to mention, I love the idea of celebrating all you are thankful for at least one day a year. And I believe it should be spent with family or friends, because really, I think every holiday is better when spent with those you love.
One of my favorite summer memories as a kid was when my church threw a huge luau for the community. It was pretty hardcore; we had authentic Hawaiian hula dancers and fire dancers, roasted a pig in the ground and learned how to make and swing poi balls. Some of the younger girls (ahem, including me) even led a pig processional in grass skirts and leis… of which I may or may not have pictures (of which I will NOT be sharing).
These pretty little things are the latest addition to my shop. While most of the items in my shop are printables, these are actually printed sets of 8 cards with matching envelopes; each professionally printed on quality brown kraft cardstock.
The inside is blank so you have plenty of room to express your gratitude. Don’t let the written word die out – a handwritten note is still the sweetest kind of gesture!
Mother’s Day is over and it’s time to start prepping for Father’s Day…
Since my recycled “Reasons Why I Love You” Mother’s Day card got a good response (see it featured here and here), I thought I would make some similar ones for Father’s Day. These ones are, of course, inspired by my cooky-pants dad whom I love dearly (and love to poke fun at).